f r e s h To Close Their Doors

Wedgwood will soon lose one of our homegrown, local businesses that brought both class and style to our neighborhood for the last 4.5 years as f r e s h will be going out of business.  Not only has f r e s h been a wonderful boutique but it has also supported other small local businesses which sprung up to provide f r e s h with a unique collection of hand crafted local goods.  Wendy (the amazing and charismatic owner) was also an active part of the business district and supported countless fundraisers and community benefits.  Make sure Read More …

Lots of Changes to Thornton Creek

NE Seattle has 1 of Seattle’s 4 salmon-bearing streams flowing through it, Thornton Creek.  The stream, who’s headwaters is the Ronald Bog in Shoreline at N 175th Street, flows through a highly modified system that had been increasingly encroached upon by construction of I-5 and Seattle’s northward expansion, as it makes its way to its confluence with Lake Washington at Matthews Beach.  However, its ever-encroached upon fate has been changing for Thornton Creek in the relatively recent.  Many local groups (e.g,. Thornton Creek Alliance), regulatory agencies, and City departments have begun efforts to restore the stream and its hydrograph, improve Read More …

KOMO 4 News to Report on Wedgwood’s Proposed Adult Cabaret Tonight

The local media seems to have begun to pick up on the proposed adult cabaret in Wedgwood in the past couple of days.  First, the Wedgwood View blog posted a story their sister blog (Maple Leaf Life) had originally posted.  This was followed by a Seattle PI post about the proposed adult cabaret. Now, we understand that KOMO 4 news has interviewed the Executive Director of the Ryther Child Center and Joshua Newman, the President of the Maple Leaf Community Council.  While KOMO reached out to WCC for official comments earlier today.  However, we were finalizing our official position at Read More …

Department of Neighborhoods Director Stepping Down

Publicola is reporting that Stella Chao, the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods, will be stepping down on January 31st.  Chao has been the Director for 4 years.  Her announcement comes after conversations with Mayor McGinn, although neither she nor the mayor are saying her resignation is due to performance. The DON is a vital City department for organizations such as the Wedgwood Community Council.  The grants that they issue and oversee are directly responsible for community-driven projects and activities, like the Vision Plan.  This follows difficult cuts and decisions at the DON as part of the City’s 2011 budget, which Read More …